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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
, earning joe flacco the mdp title. the defense stood firm , sending ray lewis into retirement with a second super bowl ring. congratulations to the baltimore ravens. here is kim dacey and traffic pulse 11. >> we have the right lane blocked righted 895 with a crash. southbound 95 222 is blocked with emergency road construction. in anne arundel county, 450 and 424, are cracked and watch for there. -- crash to watch for there 321 miles per hour in the north east corner. south of the beltway, you can see that traffic is slower than usual. west side of the beltway, starting to see those delays as well. you can see from the baltimore national pike camera that things are slow on the outer loop. >> you can see sunshine on the traffic cameras, and that is where we will start the day. 23 at the airport, 19 and westminster. we are watching another clipper storm out of the northwest. this will visit as early tonight. during the day, it will be dry. early tonight, we will have a chance for late snow. dry during the day. high-temperature near 34. bigger storm on ♪ all the single ladies all the s
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
responsible. >>> the sendoff planned for outgoing defense secretary leon panetta. >> rain and even snow this morning. live outside of union station in northeast washington. [ male announcer ] so there's lots of people out there who aren't happy with their internet. [ ty ] hi, are you lindsey? yes. did you say, "my internet's so slow it's like a car with no gas"? yes. [ male announcer ] well, lindsey, you're about to get verizon fios quantum, america's fastest, most reliable internet. so that's what you used to have... okay. and that's fios. wow, this is crazy fast, almost unbelievable. [ male announcer ] that will put some gas in the old tank, lindsey. supercharge your internet speeds. switch to fios and we'll triple your speed for free with an upgrade to fios quantum. living life at quantum speed, call the verizon center for customers with disabilities that's powerful. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> while you were sleeping, we were keeping close tabs on the roads across the region as a winter storm bears down on the east coast. here's a live look at the roads in virginia. i-66 at glebe roa
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Feb 3, 2013 8:00am EST
be done in the defense department? there will be some huge budget battles. considering how badly he was treated by republicans and this relationship being as bad as it is between senate republicans and chuck hagel, can he he be effective in the job? >> open and very important. we will check back with you to see what's coming up on meet the press. >>> tom llamas is in for jenna. >>> we begin with a scary ride home for a college visit for dozens of high school students in boston. the oversize charter bus they were in hit a low overpass sending 34 to the hospital. one is in critical condition. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free some of them. they were on their way back to philadelphia after visiting harvard when the crash handed >>> a rough landing for a romanian plane. heavy winds forced it off the roadway. 50 on board, several with minor injuries >>> back here in the state, it took years to build but only seconds for a san diego power plant to come crashing down. demolition crews used 300 pounds of dynamite to implode the decommissioned plant. it was built in the 1950s.
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
. >>> today is defense secretary leon panetta's turn to answer questions about september's deadly attack in benghazi, libya. he and the chairman of the joint chiefs will testify before the senate armed services committee. they will discuss the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack on the u.s. consulate. four americans were killed there including ambassador chris stevens. >>> the threat of huge budget cuts next smooth forcing the pentagon to make a drastic move this morning. defense secretary leon panetta says the number of aircraft carriers stationed in the critical persian gulf is being reduced from two to one. the decision comes just one day before the uss harry truman was to leave norfolk for the gulf. two carrier groups have been kept in the region for most of the past two years because of rising tensions with iran. >>> and we've learned the man chosen to replace leon panetta as defense secretary will not receive a confirmation vote today as originally planned. the senate armed services committee decided to delay the vote on former senator chuck hagel after d
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Feb 3, 2013 6:00am PST
the defense department? there's going to be some huge budget battles. considering how badly he was treated by republicans and this relationship being as bad as it is, can he be effective in the job? and i think that's now an open question. >> open one. we'll check back to see what's coming up with you on "meet the press". >>> now an update of the other top stories. tom, good morning. >> good morning, lester, erica, good morning, everyone. and a scary ride home. the over sized charter bus hit a low overpass sending 34 to the hospital. one in critical condition. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free some of them much the students were back to the philadelphia area after visiting harvard when the crash happened. >>> heavy winds forced it off the run way at rome's airport saturday. auto people on board. self have minor injuries. >>> back in the states, it took years to build but only he seconds for a san diego power plant to come crashing down. demolition crews used 300 pounds of dynamite to implode the diamond g power plant. it was built in the 19 autos. the space will be n
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
defense. among those targeted, an war al alawki, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling dumt document. it sets out the government's intentions to kill american citizens. >> reporter: demanding more transparency about the strikes and is expected to target john brennan during his cia confirmation hearings, beginning tomorrow. president obama on tuesday urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: if you think of it as a t-bone stake, the sequester is like a butcher's knife, lobbing off a big piece. republicans want to avoid the cuts but dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. the white house has made other news this week, saying the president will head to israel for the first time for the first time since taking office this spring, savannah. he is scheduled to arrive there, but the white house won't confirm the exact date. >>> chuck todd joins us now. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> we have
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> potential cuts to the defense department budget are causing changes in the military operation. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence sense in the persian gulf. the uss harry trumman to head to the gulf has been canceled. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the automatic cuts, pentagon workers could face additional cuts. >>> vice president joe biden choked up after speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> biden may have been made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night, urging them to support the oh bam in administration's gun control agenda as the vice president recounted specific examples of 1600 gun related deaths that december day to remind his audience as their obligation as lawmakers to act and on the political consequences of backing controversial gun legislation, biden argued, i promise you, times have changed. >>> this morning, the los angeles times
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> defense secretary leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he says the decision to strike doesn't come lightly. >>> now let's head to wall street, cnbc's kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, kayla. >> good morning. the stock market near record highs closing friday at a level it hadn't seen since 2007, lifted by positive data on hiring. wall street hopes the rally will continue. it's watching cbs, the host of the super bowl, and entergy, the company responsible for the blackout. how much will it cost them both? >> interesting. we'll be watching that stock. kayla tausche at the new york stock exchange, thanks. >>> a terrifying video that appears to show an iranian natural gas platform sank last week in the rsian gulf. in it you can see, workers are scrambling along the rig as it sinks, but iran has not commented on the number of injuries or fatalities in the sinking. iran's developme
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
somebody. >> as sheila davalloo presented the case for her own defense, she boiled it down to this. the state's case is flimsy. >>> very good morning to you. coming up on "early today," baltimore celebrates a super bowl victory complete with a power outage. >>> a powerful halftime show, and some super-sized ads and one heck of a game, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message as mountain michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta talks about life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just that. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with mountains killing eight and injurings more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear ended a car before
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Feb 1, 2013 4:30am EST
confirmed as defense secretary despite a rough day of questioning on capitol hill. his record as a senator caused frequent concern for the senate armed services committee. in 2001 hagel voted against sanctions on iran to stop the country from obtaining nuclear weapons. he apologized for his offensive comments that accuse israeli lobbyists of intimidating lawmakers. >> you said the jewish lobby, that term shouldn't have been used, it should have been some other term. name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> i have stated that i regret the terminology. >> but you said back then, it makes us do dumb things. >> if confirmed, hagel would be the first vietnam veteran to be defense secretary. his supporters say his experience makes him uniquely qualified. a vote is expected next week. >>> today in virginia, texting while driving could get closer to becoming illegal. a senate committee will vote on that legislation today. one bill up for consideration would increase the fine from 20 to $250. it would make texting while driving
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
not armed when he was inside the school. >>> today, it is defense secretary leon panetta's turn to answer questions about september's deadly attack in benghazi, libya. he and the chairman of the joint chiefs will testify before the senate armed services committee. they will discuss the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack on the u.s. consulate. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. >>> we're learning that the same senate committee will not take a confirmation vote on the next defense secretary today as scheduled. members of the senate armed services committee decided to delay the vote on former senator chuck hagel. that's after republicans demanded more information. several senators want more details on hagel's business dealings and the content of past speeches. democrats say the move is just political posturing, and they fully expect hagel to be confirmed. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation heari
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Feb 8, 2013 4:30am EST
northeast is tonight into early saturday morning. >> it's a good thing it's on the weekend. >>> defense secretary leon panetta's rough almost last day on benghazi. >>> plus, david beckham's last for foray into the real word. that's on "early today" returns. >>> welcome back. here are some other stories making news this morning. while being grilled by the senate armed services committee outgoing defense secretary leon panetta strongly defended the pentagon's response to the attack in benghazi that left chris stevenson and three others dead. there just wasn't enough time to get attack aircraft to the scene. >>> today, president obama will speak at a farewell dinner for panetta. he will be replaced by chuck hagel if replaced by the senate. >>> and michelle obama plans to travel to chicago to attend the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a band student and honor opportunity who participated in the inauguration festivities. hadiya was the victim of gun violence last week. fatally shot about a mile from the obama home. >>> wall street is bracing for a blizzard. keep an eye on linkedin
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
meets with the canadian foreign minister. and military farewell for outgoing defense secretary leon panetta -- leon panetta. >> former president bill clinton discussed the issues of jobs, immigration, health care, and gun control. he is introduced by steny hoyer. >> i understand the next speaker does not need an introduction. but then i would not have anything to say. so you know -- thank you, thank you, thank you. for over 20 years, bill clinton has been a determined evangelist for the american dream. the voters of this country puts him in the white house twice. not only because he understands what the american dream is all about, but because he also has a gift for explaining why our party is so committed to defending and promoting the dream. during his eight years as president, he oversaw record job growth, at 22.7 million jobs created. he also became the first president to balance the budget for years in a row. the stock market went up 226%. it went down 25% under george bush. the years of his presidency were a time when our middle-class felt secure. it was a time when our econom
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
situation. he probably took this little boy hostage as he was trying to build a defense between him and law enforcement because he was supposed to go to court last wednesday. you know, he's accomplished that. somebody died. know the negotiators will be trying to minimize that and saying it was a terrible thing, but you may not have wanted that to happen. what they would like mr. bykes to do, as -- mr. dykes to do, as you and i may be talking to him now, is come out and tell his side of the story. we've heard neighbors rant and rage and suggest the type of person he is. we also knows he a vietnam veteran, he served his country. this is the time for him to come out, to release that little boy. but for him to stand up and say, "these are the reasons, this is what drove me to this." i think there are millions who are ready to hear what he has to say. >> we've seen so many movies and tv shows where after ten minutes the swat teams go storming in. first of all, this is a difficult space. a four foot by six-foot-long bunker. regardless of the size and the ease or -- the difficulty of the wait, typ
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am EST
until it is sure the battery problem is fixed. >>> president obama will say farewell to defense secretary leon panetta. the president and joint chiefs of staff chairman will host a ceremony saying goodbye to panetta this afternoon. the defense secretary made what could be his final appearance yesterday. he testified before the senate armed services committee about the deadly attack on the benghazi consulate. he said budget cuts hampered the state department's response to the attack. he added that the looming sques ration on march 1st would cause more damage to america's national defense strategy. >>> it appears john brennan is on track to become the next cia director despite harsh criticism from docrats and republicans. this was yesterday. members of the senate and intelligence committee dprild him about unhan manned drones killi killing terror suspects overseas. he said the obama administration only uses drone strikes when there is -- >>> stephen colbert shows off the conservative streak on his show. he's changing his tune and reaching across the aisle to democrats. the faux co
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 10:30pm EST
of those conversations. i know the effect on defense is on everybody's minds when it comes to the sequester. how could we do a better job of making it clear just how much is at stake here? >> it's a great question. it's interesting the person i had a chance to meet with who is here and part of the program told us quite frankly that he never thought he would need government help. he never needed unemployment insurance, he was employed living his life thinking everything was going fine and then discovered a disease in which only the work here would give him a chance to enjoy a future. he's now a strong advocate for the n.i.h. i'm afraid that many americans just don't personalize what is done here. they live in the moment rather than remembering the past and their expectations for the future. that is not the majority of americans. the majority of americans strongly support the work that is done here and want to make sure that you have adequate funding for it. the majority of americans want sensible policies for this country. they want to us deal with the deficit in a way that provide
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
live coverage at 3:45, a farewell ceremony for outgoing defense secretary leon panetta. that it will be held at fort myer, virginia, and will include remarks from president obama and general martin dempsey. he said he will step down from his post once his successor is confirmed. for the time being, waiting here as secretary of state john kerry and the canadian foreign minister take the podiums. we are here at the state department waiting for secretary of state john kerry and the canadian foreign affairs minister john baird to hold their joint press conference. they have been meeting here, and talking about various issues, including the keystone xl will pipeline going from canada through the united states. got a little behind schedule. we will have more live coverage this afternoon at 3:45 as defense secretary leon panetta has a farewell ceremony attended by the president and also the joint chiefs of staff chairman, and we will bring that to you at 3 caught 45. while we wait for secretary kerry to appear, which the canadian of foreign affairs minister, we will look at a program from e
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
400 terrorist targets in pakistan and the middle east. >>> potential cuts in the defense department have already faced changes in the military operations. the pentagon said it will reduce plans in the persian gulf. that would leave one carrier in the region. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the pentagon cuts, workers could face furloughs saying, quote, this is not a game. this is reality. >>> vice president joe biden made an emotional appeal to house democrats urging them to support the obama administration gun control administration. inviteden choked up while recounting sandy hook. and a somber tone turned emphatic, reminding his audience as of their obligations as lawmakers to act. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> speaking to those worried about the political consequences and backing controversial gun legislation, biden argued, quote, i promise you times have changed. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is
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Feb 8, 2013 2:05am PST
. >> lessons in self-defense. >> jane pauley is also with us. we have a busy day. >> have an awesome thirsty thursday. we'll see you for dry day jeff: diving for gold, how an opera singer left it behind to strike it rich. inside discovery's "bering sea gold." >> they are not the boss of us. jeff: braving the wild and each other. >> we haven't spoken for four months. jeff: are you putting me on or is this real? i'm a little uncomfortable here. [applause] jeff: hello, hello. jeff: all right, a little about me. i'm recently married. i work with my wife on the show and i'm learning how to be a dad to two amazing kids in a blended family. i'm hosting a talk show because there's a lot to talk about. this is an adventure. jeff: welcome to the show, have a seat. thank you for the nice welcome. all right, today we're going deep, deep into the world of gold mining down in the frigid waters over the alaskan coast. meet two of the stars of discovery's hit reality show "bering sea gold" and hear about their lives, very dangerous job to go down under with scuba gear looking for gold, but you are h
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Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> former penn state coach joe paterno's wife is speaking out in defense of her husband, fighting back against accusations that followed in the wake of the jerry sandusky scandal. her letter comes as the family prepares to release its own report tomorrow morning. >>> the tour bus company involved in a deadly crash in southern california is not running this morning. federal regulators shut it down, saying they are not safe to be on the road right now. this days after one bus slammed into several vehicles and crashed, leaving eight people dead and dozens injured. regulators found safety violations on other buses that the company owned. >>> farewell, not good-bye. secretary of defense leon panetta, president obama praised him for helping to take osama bin laden. he has not announced when his last day in office will be. it's expected to be late last week. >>> and just because she's not a lion, she can't brag. the proud parent of a little lion king brought the littlest one out for all to see. look at my baby, isn't he adorable? the first time the three cubs were able to get out since they w
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Feb 1, 2013 4:00am EST
ago. more than 60,000 people have been killed in that war. >>> defense secretary nominee chuck hagel expected to be confirmed despite a contentious confirmation hearing. he spent hours answering questions from the armed services committee in the senate. lawmakers wanted clarification on various positions hagel has taken in the past. at one point he grappled over whether he was wrong to oppose the 2007 surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no. it's far more complicated than that. >> if confirmed, hagel will replace leon panetta as defense secretary and be the only republican in president obama's cabinet and the first vietnam veteran to hold that position. the transportation secretary who is also a republican expected to resign as well. this should be wrapped up with the senate vote for chuck hagel next week. >>> it's 4:06. a judge will decide whether to declare a mistrial days after a culpeper police officer was convicted
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am EST
. >>> a major policy change announcement is expected from the defense department. military officials say the pentagon will extend some benefits to same sex spouses. the defense department is expected to allow same sex partners access to things like housing privileges and recreational activities. the allowances would likely not cover health care benefits. a date for an official announcement on that policy change has not been set. this comes about 16 months after the pentagon lifted its ban on gays in the military. eun? >>> the infamous blackout at this year's super bowl may have surprised you, but not the nfl. the steps the nfl had taken to avoid such a problem. >>> also ahead, why one popular type of beverage may be a bad mix for you when you make a cocktail. >>> a dramatic rescue after a camera catches two teens falling through the ice. >>> 5:06 right now. no icy conditions as you step out the door. that could be changing. the winter weather on (vo) they were married for... 53 years. she was his everything. he can't live alone anymore. but we don't have the room. so, we talked to su
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
the school bus before he was shot. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is defending the government's controversial drone program and reveals that as a catholic he grapples with making life and death decisions. secretary panetta tells abc's "meet the press" that decisions to target suspected terrorists with drone strikes don't come lightly and that u.s. officials make sure they are focused on direct threats to the u.s. while trying to limit collateral damage. you can watch chuck todd's full interview with the defense secretary on line. that's at meetthepressnbc.com. >>> this morning the baltimore ravens are the super bowl champions after defeating the san francisco 49ers 34-31 in a game that went down to the wire but not without a hitch. nbc's jay gray reports on all the festivities from the big easy. >> reporter: after a week of preparations and parties -- ♪ [ cheers ] >> reporter: the action moved inside. ♪ >> reporter: a poignant start. ♪ spacious skies >> reporter: students from sandy hook elementary singing "america the beautiful," and then -- ♪ o say >> reporter: a power
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
. we set up the defense so that would be impossible. we were bringing everybody pretty much on every one of the snaps from second down on. there was really nowhere for him to run. the play calls were perfect. they did a good job of executing them. give our guys credit on defense. they did a great job playing defense, great job of execute i ing. the job he did, calling the game all throughout the game but especially there at the end. they did what they had to do. colin made the right choices to throw the ball given the defense he was presented with. >> congratulations to you not just on winning, but great story. hope you get some sleep now and enjoy the day. >> thanks a lot. we were watching your show this morning in the room. you guys do a great job. we love your show. >> thanks, coach. >> thanks, coach. congratulations. >> now that he likes us, i think our day -- our day's not getting better after that. >> you're happy with the kaepernick answer? >> yes. it was gnawing at me. i'm glad we got into that. >>> woel map out your family's meal for the entire week. for this is "today" on n
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
will testify before congress today perhaps for the final time as defense secretary. he and the chairman of the joint chiefs will answer questions about september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they'll fill in the armed services committee on the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. >>> today house democrats are expected to offer their own gun control proposals. people familiar with the package say it calls for banning assault weapons and banning high-capacity magazines carrying more than ten rounds of ammunition. they say the ten proposals are similar to president obama's gun-control plan. the democrats' proposals are unlikely to go anywhere quickly in the house. a spokesman for house speaker john boehner says the house will wait to see what the senate passes before it takes any action. >>> for the first time in weeks, a boeing 787 dreamliner will take to the skies today. the faa gave boeing permission to fly the plane from texas to washington state. now this i
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
. people are very excited. we have some defense behind me. -- we have some fans behind me. there are signs that are being handed out. even some ravens four-related fans. tell me what is on your sine. >> i'm expecting a baby any day now. >> can you show me if you can still dance? [cheers] it.there you have t lots of excitement this morning. this is the place you want to be if you're a ravens fan. jennifer franciotti is down in new orleans. we're having a great time here. >> sounds like everybody is having so much fun. a real chance to show that our fans get ready for the big game. we're here at the superdome. we are starting to see ravens fans all over new orleans. they are having loads of fans. the players sat down before the media. number 5 has thrown eight touchdowns and no interceptions. only five other quarterbacks have to accomplish that in postseason play. as for how joe flacco fails about ravens fans, knows we're one-of-a-kind. >> baltimore is unbelievable. football is everything there. it was pretty cool just to see that and people were wearing everybody's jerseys. >> we'll h
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Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
are right up there with defense. we think about who we are as americans, it's because we are united and committed across our government to do what ever is required -- whatever is required to fulfill the missions we have assumed as public officials and public servants. so next week i would expect that all of you will be as focused and dedicated for secretary kerry as you have been for me and that you will continue to serve president obama and our nation with the same level of professionalism and commitment that i have seen firsthand. on a personal basis, let me wish all of you the very best, whether you've been here a week or 30 or even 40 years. [laughter] let me give you the very best wishes that i can because i'm proud to have been a part of you. i leave thinking of the nearly 70,000 people that was honored to serve and lead as part of a huge extended family. and i hope that you will continue to make yourselves, make me and make our country proud. thank you all and god bless you. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you. >> good luck. >> thank you. [captioning perf
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Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
problem, as you talked about. >> a lot of us who struggle with weight feel that the best defense is an offense. you can laugh at yourself before others laugh at you, then you kind of take some of the sting out of it. >> interesting. barbara walters, you remember the interview she did last year when she asked if he was too fat to be president. he took issue with that. >> well, sure. that wasn't a joke. >> it wasn't a joke. >> and he says he's healthy. his blood pressure is where it should be. >> and those are the things that are most important. >> it's a personal decision. and when -- if he decides he's going to do something about that, he will do it, given he -- this is a guy, you can tell, when he makes up his mind about something, he does. >> funny is sexy, i'm sorry, at any size. >> there you go. >> he has talked over the years about all the diets he has tried. i guess he just -- he knows he has to deal with it, but he obviously has to find what works for him. >> he does work out. he said, despite that work, he worries about what he eats. but there are real questions. if he wants to
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Feb 9, 2013 2:05am PST
uncertainties. >> here with defense moves are two pros from the show, jay blef inches, author of "survival and emergency preparedness" and and natan, an expert in kraug magna. >> how do you pronounce it? >> kraug magna. >> welcome, guys. >> sometimes attackers see you as vulnerable just because of the way you're walking. by the way you're carrying yourself. >> first of all, if you are a woman, do you think? >> the posture matters. >> first of all, the mindset is the most important thing. in any type of situation, if you are going to be attacked, any emergency, have you to have a will that says i'm going to survive, and i will survive. you need to carry yourself in that same way. >> walking down the street -- >> most people in new york are looking at their smartphone. they're looking at -- they have earbuds in. >> looking around. >> tourists looking at the buildings. >> you need to be aware. you need to be looking around, see what's going on around you. make eye contact with folks. you know, carry yourself confidently and don't look like a victim. don't slouch. don't look like som
NBC
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
defense leon panetta. president obama praised panetta for his many years of service and his work in helping to take down osama bin laden during a farewell ceremony on friday. panetta has not announced when his last day in office will be, but it is expected to be late next week. >>> just because she's a lion doesn't mean she can't brag. the proud parent of a little king brought the latest out for everybody tofmz lo see. look at my baby. this is the first time the cubs got outside since they were born two weeks ago at the ecological preserve in colombia. said the baby after being exposed for the first time, acuna ma tata. >> sounds advanced -- >> i brought it together. >> you had five seconds. >> okay. an hour and a half might have been excessive. >> that's the cutest baby cut ever. >> how cute is that some two siblings, two more like it running around. >> thanks. >>> and we have more from the national forecast, bill in for dylan. >> good morning. wouldn't it be great if one of the storms didn't live up to the hype? insane in new england. that's >>> good saturday morning to you. i'm s
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
and defense policy studies at the american enterprise institute. welcome to the first of our annual series in state of the union policy events. every year aei scholars come together, and we look forward to the challenges of the year ahead and policy questions that have been raised and are likely to come up and try and look forward a little bit, think a little bit about what the right answers are to the questions that are being posed. it's one to have but events we -- one of the few events we do with only aei scholars, although i'm very happy to be together with them. i'll lay out what the other events are at the end of the session, but let me introduce the folks here with me at the table. first, on the far left, so to speak -- it's such a stock joke, i'm sorry -- misha us aland who's a resident scholar in asian studies. he specializes in japan, although he does a lot of work on the pacific and air power as well. next to him is fred kagan and the executive director of our critical threats project. and next to me is tom donnelly, resident knell at aei and the co-director of our marily
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. among those targeted, an warral aulaqi, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling document. it sets out the government's claimed authority. >>> senators are demanding more transparency about the strikes and expected to press josh brennan, the architect of the drone policy. during his confirmation hearings tomorrow. meanwhile, with billions of dollars in crippling budget cuts that go in effect march 1st, president obama urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: what exactly is the sequester? if you think as the federal budget as a t-bone steak, it is like a butcher's knife loping off a big piece, a trillion dollars worth of domestic spending, what experts call the worst way to deal with the budget. they dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. in a few hours the president will announce his pick to replace ken salaz
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Feb 9, 2013 6:00am EST
florida. >> and the wizards continue to surprise everyone with their suffocating defense. carol maloney has is in this morning's sports minute. >> good saturday morning, everyone. i'm carol maloney. better bundle up because your sports minute starts on the ice. capitals with the league worst 2-8-1 record. they'll welcome in division foe florida tonight. the caps' main issue has been penalties, allowing 15 power play goals this season. another league worst, including three on thursday to pittsburgh. general manager george mcafee knows what has to happen. >> it's keeping pucks out of our net. that starts by not taking as many penalties and protecting are the goalies more. they've got to be better. >>> to the hardwood. wizards hosting the nets, celebrating the chinese new year at verizon center. also celebrating some great defense. john wall with the steal, fin ir ishes with the dunk. wizards' defense not done yet. later in the fourth quarter, nene with the block. it's wall off and running. pretty move and pass to trevor for the slam. wizards cruise to an 89-74 win. for the eighth
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Feb 2, 2013 6:00am EST
. when we were working on the national defense authorization act and she decided to introduce an amendment, we have to work in a way where it would not come up and say, let's repeal the entire policy. let's give commanders the flexibility to assign women to wherever they need to be, wherever they meet the needs of the battle grounds. that was replaced, substituted by an amendment of a report that came out in february. that is how the report came out. that started it going, a little more press, a little more engaging in this topic. we decided to present this caucus called the women in the military caucus. it was formed in order to develop a forum where we can discuss this issue. it was such a, do not touch this issue kind of deal. she just wanted this time and this form to get into the details of this policy and bring in experts to talk about this. we had a couple of briefings here and there. for all defense policies and congressional laws, it goes into the national defense authorization act. for the entire year, what i am doing is can he ready for that time. it is extremely diffi
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Feb 3, 2013 7:00am PST
here in full force this morning. the game should be a defensive game. both teams very similar. the 49ers are favored by 3 1/2, or 4 points, depending on who you talk to. both these teams have never lost a super bowl. the 49ers have a few more under their belt. now, we talked to the 49er players about what they anticipated their emotions to be on this morning. >> we're super excited to be here. >> game day tomorrow, let's go. all during the week it's just preparation, getting yourself in tune. just getting yourself mentally there. >> it's just exciting. i'm happy to be here. i'm happy to be with this team. >> excited. i'm not going to try to get too high, too low. when you're too high, you lose too much energy. when you're too low, you don't feel like you're ready. >> excited, anxious to play. but after that, just come back to football to me. >> i'm going to be hyped. it's going to be unbelievable. >> we're going to do everything in our ability to help this team win. and we'll do it together. >> we'll try to go out and do the best job we can. >> reporter: we've got a full slate for
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
, the justice department expands the definition of self-defense and what qualifies as an imminent threat of violence and says that these cases are lawful killings and are not assassinations. >>> let's head to wall street. cnbc's kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange. kayla, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. speaking of the department of justice, the doj also plans to sue credit rating agency standard & poors, claiming they misled investors. this will be the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating firm. the stock market rally has hit the pause button for now, but experts say we're still on track for big gains in 2013. >> kayla tausche at the new york stock exchange. thank you. >>> after years of listening to david letterman poke fun at his weight on the late show, governor chris christie stopped by the show so he can get in on the jokes. >> i didn't know this was going to be this long. >> are you on a diet now? >> well, obviously not. >> i guess not, no. >> just blew it. basically the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen in your life. >> after tradin
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Feb 3, 2013 9:00am EST
leon pennetta comes to the defense of hagel. he says, quote, the political knives were out." he says the questions focused on his past statements and not enough on the future of the defense department and the war on terrorism. and he added hagel has good ideas on how to protect america >>> chuck todd is filling in for david gregory this week on "meet the press." he will interview pennetta as well as general martin dempsey, and he will sit down with bob costas, and you can catch "meet the press" at 10:30 here on nbc 4. >>> this past week twitter might have accessed the profiles of around 250,000 users, and we have more on how security companies are working to keep those sites and your information safe. >> at the offices of a security consulta consultant, a constant vigil looks for signs of attacks on them and clients. they look for ways to step ahead to block intrusions from succeeding. >> very often we see companies have not invested in responding to the fact they will sustain a breach. >> with cyber attacks on the rise against banks and social media and the systems that keep th
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00am EST
on the confirmation of chuck hagel as second of defense. he spent hours answering questions from the senate armed services committee. lawmakers wanted clarification on various positions hagel has taken in the past. he had one con stentious explanation with john mccain. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder had this country since vietnam? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated than that. >> if confirmed, hagel, will replace leon panetta as defense secretary. he'd be the first vietnam veteran to hold that position. >>> at this hour, a search for a missing teenager in takoma park, maryland. this is a picture of 16-year-old vanessa hendersonment she was last seen on hudson avenue about noon yesterday. police believe she's wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and pink and black nike sneakers. she's about 5'6", 130 pounds and has a birthmark under her right eye. she has an acoustic guitar with her. if you have any information, call police. >>> virginia congressman jim moran'
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Feb 9, 2013 9:00am EST
verizon center. also celebrating great defense. john wall with the steal, finish i s with the dunk. wizards defense not done yet. later in the quarter, the block and it's wall off and running. pretty move and pass to tref vor for the slam. that's your sports minute. i'm carol maloney. hope your saturday is a good one. >>> we have breaking news just in to our news room. we're getting reports of a strong 7.0-earthquake in southern colombia, possibly off the coast. news crews in the region saying so far there are no reports of major damage, no injuries. again a 7.0 earthquake in southern colombia. we'll pass along any new information as we learn it. >>> time right now is 9:52. the star of a hit nbc sitcom makes a major announcement about her future on the show. >>> you're watching news 4 today. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to b
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
have a defensive plan to avoid tv blackouts. they are planning to block off 28 sections of the upper deck at oakland's coliseum. capacity will drop to 53,000 seats making the stadium with the fewest seats in the nfl. last season the raiders televised all but one home game. >>> how about this? baltimore ravens quarterback joe flacco, the super bowl mvp, was ready and willing to do anything but any means necessary to beat the 49ers in that big game. even cheat. with ravens up by three and four seconds left on the clock, flacco was heard telling two teammates on the sidelines that if the kicker happened to break free, he wanted his guys to jump out on the field and tackle him to make sure he didn't score the game winning touchdown. flacco happened to be wearing a mike for nfl films. league rules state clearly that 49ers could have been awarded a touchdown if somebody from the oppose sideline jumped out and interfered on the play. with that news alone, they should yank that super bowl trophy from baltimore and give it to the 49ers. >> i'm with you. >> calling the league right now. take c
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
lawful act of self-defense and concluded they did not require the target was plotting a specific attack in the immediate future. the contents of the memo drew sharp criticism from some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> civil liberties advocates say the white house move is not enough. >> it's a memo that really ought to be released to the public, not just members of congress. if the add manage is doing to be claiming authority to kill american citizens, it has an obligation to explain that claim and defend that claim to the public. >> the drone debate will be front and center when white house counter-terrorism adviser john brenan faces confirmation hearing to be new cia director. brennan has been architect and one of its biggest defenders. >> it's this surgical precision, the ability with laser-like focus to eliminate the cancerous tumor called an al qaeda terrorist. >> brennan will be facing other questions during the hearing including what he knew about enhanced interrogation, such as waterboarding when he
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